Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnende, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich; Bomhoff, Derk
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1840
5e verb. dr.
Opmerking: Vert. van: Englisches Lesebuch für Anfänger, nebst Wörterbuch und Sprachlehre. - 1795
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 4085
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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99. Gelatenheid bij beleedigingen.
Socrates being kicked by a Ijoisterous fellow,
and his friends wondering at his patience:
» What," said he, .if an ass should kick me,
must I call him before a judge?" Being attacked
with o[)probrious language, he calmly observed,
that the man was not yet taught *) to speak
*) to teach.
100. De langslaper.
One asking a lazy young fellow, what made
him lie in bed so long ? . I am busied, says he,
in hearing counsel every morning. Industry ad-
vises me to get up, sloth to lie still; and so they
give me twenty reasons pro and con. It is my part
to hear what is said on both sides: and by the
time the cause is over, dinner is ready."
101. De heste specertj.
Dionysius the tyrant, being entertained by the
Lacedemonians, expressed some disgust at their
black broth. »No wonder, said one of them,
for it wants its seasoning." .What seasoning?" said
the tyrant.— . Labour, replied the other, joined
with hunger and thirst."
102. Het termaak om wel te doen.
The Due de Montmorency, one day playing at
hazard, won 1) a considerable sura of money.
A gentleman standing near him said 2) to his friend:
» That now is a sum, which would pay all my
debts and make me happy." — » Would it so.
Sir?" replied the Duke, » take it then, I only
wish that it were 3) more." As the Duke was
walking one day in the fields near Toulouse with
another nobleman, their discourse turned upon
the happiness of men in different situations; and
whether those were most to be envied who were